Eighteenth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sat, 02 Oct 1999 16:04:00 +0200)

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Various modes

XPH

Bruce Allen analysed two XPH transmissions. Here is what he found:

Tones: 305, 321, 337, 355, 371, 387, 403, 436, 452, 468, 484, 499, 512.

321 and 499 are used with 305 and 512 to provide synch before Hi Speed Data (HSD). 305 is used as a break character in HSD.

My arbitrary assignments are

Using this schema with 'Break' symbolized by the - sign Spooky.ra breaks out like this:

Low Speed Data
1-149-149-149-1-

synch for HSD = a'A a'A a'A a'A a'A a'A a'A a'A a' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break' Break break'

High Speed Data = 03814-1A2A4-08491-13854-06101-96529-8A2A2-9A657-857A5-51292-07675-6

I suspect that the clip ends before the actual end of TX

The XPH file sent to me by Ary breaks out:

Low Speed Data:
645-0A0
645-645-645-0A0
645-645-645-0A0
645-645-645-0A0
645-645-645-0A0
645-645-645-0A0
645-645-645-0A0
645-645-645-0A0

Synch for HSD"
10 a'A pairs
10 Breaks sent in a row
10 Break break pairs

HSD:
1A1A1A1A1A1A1A1A1A1A

TX ends.

I would be interested to see if other XPH recordings vary.

<Bruce Allen>

See also Newsletter 19.

FAPSI intercepts [M42]

Freq. UTC c/s to link
11460 1621   URO 60047
15943 1256   NOB 70004
16257 0835 URS RJA 90051
16295 0820   DZR 00149
18172 0835 RJA URS 90051
22917 0740   RPR 10042

note c/s RPA as mentioned in a previous N&O is a typo and should read RJA.

On 12 September, Geoff Halligey copied two unid stations, one of them was using callsign DPU. The callup was in CW followed by a 75bd RTTY message. This looks like a FAPSI station although I am not sure about it. Anyone?

11412 kHz 1056 UTC CW clg DPU DPU hand sent, then QSY 12157 QSA5
12157 kHz 1058 UTC CW "QSA4 QTC1", "K" fm DPU, then msg in 5-number groups Baudot 75 bd, but frequently reverting to QWERTYUIOP letters. <this also regularly happens when I copy FAPSI stations - Ary>. Then "R OK VA" fm DPU.

Jim Dunnett provided a sample of a FAPSI message. Those of you who are not familiar with these RTTY stations and want to learn more about them may want to download the N&O #00 files from the N&O home page.

Or click here.

Example:

The callup sequence is either in RTTY '4646464646 NOB NOB' etc, or in morse.

11177 70004 08556 17156 02889

culyo itmrw ujjoj lujgy jypyx bddih keufd vaews hwmhe qprug
hmaqv sfjjt yomvx aahvx nlybk amnuk iwuar .....
[287 groups]

11177 70004 31561 17157 02439

dbqck lkjpp lxymx fphyx hvflq tugpf griye suvsh wvfuz tnzuj
xgiit iwuto
 .....
[242 groups]

after qso wrk qpp   cfm?
after qso wrk qpp
asm

[Morse]

QHN     ASM   AS   CFM   NOT OK   OK AS SEE  QOB

[back to rtty]

op qpp sa after qso wrk qpp
pse as hr sa op1
not
ok
as see

ryryryryryry
qru
om u will work qpp?
Ok
ih
asm
qru tks gb sk

See also Newsletter 19.

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